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Sep 26, 2012 12:00am PDT
learning. >> ifill: plus, we talk with journalist bob merry. his new book explores how voters, pollsters, and historians judge presidents. >> you can't be a leader of destiny, as i describe it, and change the critical landscape simply because you got elected president and willed to do it. the country has to need that or want that. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> intel. sponsors of tomorrow. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: president obama faced an international audience today against the backdrop of a reelection campaign at home and anti-american violence abroad. the president took the stage at the u
Sep 29, 2012 12:00am PDT
with the president in the white house with bob teeter and dick cheney was chief of the staff. said mr. president, are you a great president but you are a terrible campaigner. everywhere you go your numbers go down. so they had a rose garden strategy. i called stu spencer this week to talk about this. and he said the problem that mitt romney has, he doesn't have a rose garden. i mean he can't go back and be sort of in charge of the government. and i just think it's a legal problem. i agree with david on what he said about the 47% because it played into a stereotype that already existed. and they have a narrative about romney that he was out of touch. my wife ann drives two cadillacs. you want to bet $10,000 he said to rick perry, that tied in. and the 47% speech that he gave on tape just reinforced that about people's already thought. >> woodruff: how do you see that. >> yeah, first of all, i think mitt romney does have a rose garden near the croquet field on one of his many he states. i agree with that. what is unique about there is he is the first candidate whose unfavourable ratings are higher
Sep 25, 2012 6:30pm PDT
, and there is no evidence that it helps the economy or even helps investment. >> reporter: bob mcintyre of citizens for tax justice says the tax code's treatment of capital gains creates confusion, complexity, and plenty of ways for people to score lower tax rates. >> it's also the reason why... the biggest reason why the tax code is so complicated. because people who can do it take their wages or other forms of income and manage to get them treated as capital gains. >> reporter: long-term capital gains are taxed at 15% now. but if there is no solution to the fiscal cliff, it will increase to 20%. sylvia hall, nbr, washington. >> tom: energy is one of those political issues that is part economic and part foreign policy. and it plays out every day in the trading pits. november crude oil futures settled at $91.37, down nearly half a percent. we continue our series "politics and the pits" with erika miller and oil trader john netto, president of m-3 capital. tomorrow, we continue "politics >> how are traders in general viewing the election? >> well, the election is opinions aside, and no entity. obama is ahea
Sep 29, 2012 2:00pm PDT
journalism school director bob rutger. the number of mixed race people have been increasing over the years. in san ho -- and san jose is one of the most dramatic examples. what is happening to cultural identity? jessica reports on the confusion of that identity. >> we get a sneak peek at roscoes light loop. >> but often answers a completely different kind of question from our audience. >> i get asked a lot who what ethnicity are you? >> she is half japanese and half italian and part of a new fast growing mixed population of the united states. >> as a public figure being in the media i feel zero pressure to be either a little asian or a little bit more white. >> she is caught up in the confusion over racial identity resulting from america stirring the melting pot to the boiling point. dr. jennifer is morrison says mixed race people are under pressure to choose their identity even though it's not so black and white. >> it's hard to tell who is of which race. we still want someone to choose which race. >> it's the human condition to know what an answer is. we want to know well okay this is ri
Oct 2, 2012 12:00am PDT
. >> sreenivasan: bob green stein is the founder and president of the center on budget and policy priorities. he says governor romney's block grant proposal would hurt many patients. >> the biggest changes would be for the elderly and the disabled. the elderly and disabled are one quarter of medicaid beneficiaries but two thirds of the cost. that will rise as the population ages and there is no way you can extract savings of this magnitude without dramatickic reductions in health care for low-income people who are seniors or who have disables. >> sreenivasan: greenstein says the health reform law would pay for the medicaid expansion with billions of dollars in reductions that would save money throughout the health care system. while it's too early to say the extent to which this couple could be impacted by either candidates' plans they've been following this debate from their hurting home along with their daughter. >> my parents did not start out to be here. they didn't choose to be here. they didn't say, hey, i'm not going to take care of myself. i'm not going to deal with my finances because i
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